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Update: Man shot and killed at Westside bus stop

4:44 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
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UPDATE, 7/19/13: The man who was killed has been identified as 34-year-old Michael Siegrist, according to JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An unknown suspect shot and killed a man at a bus stop early Saturday morning.

"I'm very concerned now," said Edward Ribot who lives just a few feet from where Saturday morning's shooting happened.

Ribot has lived in his home for ten years.

"My daughter lives here, my wife and sometimes they're home by themselves while I'm working," he said.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, two people, acquaintances in their 20s, were sitting and talking at a stop in the 4100 block of Jammes Road. The pair was approached by an unknown male around 4:30 a.m., according to JSO Homicide Sgt. Shawn Coarsey.

The suspect allegedly approached the pair on foot and demanded the woman's purse.

"It's a little worrisome," said Robin Rogers, who lives a few doors down from where the shooting happened. "Like I said, things go on at night when everybody's asleep."

Police said the woman with the victim did what the suspect demanded. That is when, according to police, the victim stood up and tried to prevent the robbery and instead was shot and killed by the unknown suspect.

"That's heartbreaking," said Rogers. "You shouldn't try to fight them off. Just give them what they want and hopefully they'll go away."

Police said the suspect ran away with the woman's purse.

"I can't blame them and say it's wrong for them sitting at a bus stop at 4:30 in the morning," Coarsey said Saturday morning. "But that makes you available to criminals. So, you just make sure you're aware of where you are."

Ribot said he knows his neighborhood. After it was rocked by violence, he said he will make changes at home.

"My family ain't gonna stay here by themselves anymore," he said. "If I leave, they're going to have to leave."

Jammes Road and Harlow Boulevard were closed at 4:45 a.m. as police searched for the suspect who fled on foot.

Anyone who has any information about the identities of the suspects or the location of the vehicle in the photos is asked to contact the JSO at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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